New sod for football field

The final step in the renovation of the Cabool High School football field was the laying of sod last week, shown above. The field is complete and is expected to be ready for the opening of football season in early September. Persons are reminded that the field is off limits while the sod is taking…

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Happy retirement, Mercedes

A celebration of the retirement of Mercedes Munoz from El Imperial Mexican Restaurant was held Saturday evening on Main Street. Festivities included the presentation of proclamations from the Missouri Legislature in honor of her 46 years in business, as well as live musical entertainment by the Flor de Missouri. Shown here, Munoz received presentations from…

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Max Vaughan, 90 – Passed July 16, 2021

Funeral services for Max Vaughan, 90, Bakersfield, Missouri, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2021, at Full Gospel Church in Bakersfield, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Mr. Vaughan passed away at 9:00 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2021, at his home. He was born January 15, 1931, at Leota, Missouri to Oliver…

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Thomas Joe Coonts, 55 – Passed July 12, 2021

Thomas Joe Coonts, son of Danny Joe Coonts and Carolyn Kuemmel, was born January 25, 1966, in Mountain Grove, Missouri, and departed this life suddenly July 12, 2021, at his home in Drury, Missouri. He was 55 years, five months, and 18 days of age. Tommy Joe grew up in Buffalo, Iowa, moved with family…

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Terry Ray Edington, 64 – Passed July 11, 2021

Terry Ray Edington, 64, was born April 1, 1957 in Sikeston, Missouri, to Omer and Velma Edington. He passed away at his home July 11, 2021 in Houston, Missouri. He lived most of his life in Houston where he had an abundance of family and lifelong friends. He had a heart of gold and would…

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Mildred L. Keene, 81 – Passed July 7, 2021

Mildred Louise “Millie” Keene passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born August 15, 1939 in Elk Creek, Texas County, Missouri, to Noah and Eva Ruth Grogan. She graduated from Cabool High School and moved to Springfield and then to Kansas City to…

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Leona Mae Luerssen, 85 – Passed July 7, 2021

Leona Mae Luerssen, 85, of Cabool, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2021 following a long fight with cancer. She was born on February 25, 1936 in Harvard, Illinois, the daughter of John and Mary (Drews) Krohn. Leona married her high school sweetheart, Don Luerssen, on September 11, 1954 and to…

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Mariah Thompson named TCMH Employee of the Month

Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston has named Mariah Thompson of Cabool the June Employee of the Month. Thompson works as a pharmacy tech in the hospital pharmacy. She has been employed at TCMH for seven years. Jessica Gettys, pharmacist, nominated Thompson for the award. “Mariah is one of the hardest working individuals I have…

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Golf tournament August 7 to benefit CEF scholarships

The board of Cabool Education Foundation is seeking sponsors for the Second Annual Cabool Education Foundation Golf Tournament happening Saturday, August 7, at Wedgewood Country Club. All proceeds from this tournament will be given as scholarships to the graduating seniors of the Cabool R-IV School District. The 18-hole, two-person scramble is $100 per team. Registration will be…

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Donovan Dale Karr, 32 – Passed June 26, 2021

Donovan Dale Karr was born December 30, 1988 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Rodger and Laura (Lotz) Karr. He passed away June 26, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana, at the age of 32. He grew up in Summersville, Missouri, and graduated from Summersville High School with the class of 2007. In 2010 he went to work…

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